This, she believes, is possible courtesy of right personnel selection and better preparation despite admitting the quality of their group B opponents.
This call became necessary following self-declarations of top NBA players who have pledged their support and international career to Nigerian Basketball programme.
Yoshiro Mori, 83, set off a firestorm on social media both at home and abroad this week with comments that women talked too much, remarks made in a meeting with the Japan Olympic Committee that he later retracted and apologised for, but refused to resign over.
Jimmy Patronis sent a letter to Thomas Bach, the head of the IOC, “to encourage you to consider relocating the 2021 Olympics from Tokyo, Japan to the United States of America, and more specifically to Florida”
Reacting to a recent feedback over the absence of some players who featured at the 2019 World Cup in China, the NBBF President, Engr. Musa Kida, explained that the exceptional quality of players ready to play for D’Tigers has made selection very difficult for the coaching crew.
A statement on the International Olympic Committee website said the decision was taken at the IOC virtual session held on Friday.
He said a recent spike in cases in Tokyo is due to a failure to stick to guidelines to prevent contagion.
Japan has not seen an explosive coronavirus outbreak as suffered in some other places but a recent increase in cases in Tokyo, which accounts for more than a third of its more than 20,000 total, has fanned worries about a second wave of infections.
Tokyo on Sunday recorded 143 new cases of the coronavirus, raising the number of people, who have tested positive for it, to over 1,000.
The International Olympic Committee has ruled out staging the Tokyo Games behind closed doors because it would be anathema to the whole philosophy of a movement that seeks to bring people across the globe together in celebration of sport.
A Japanese court on Monday ordered a death sentence to a man who killed 19 disabled people at a care home near Tokyo in 2016, the worst mass murder in post-war Japan.
South African middle distance athlete Caster Semenya is aiming to run in the 200 metres at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Japan is set, this week, to revise a law allowing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to declare a formal state of emergency over the coronavirus if needed, as Abe faces persistent criticism for his handling of the outbreak ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
The camp of the senior national women basketball team, D’Tigress, has continued to bubble as preparation hots up for the final phase of the 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers in Belgrade, Serbia.
The IOC announced a plan earlier this month to move the marathon and race walking events to the northern island of Hokkaido due to concerns about heat in Tokyo next summer.
AbdulRazaq would be attending the conference alongside two other state governors who are in the entourage of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Floyd Mayweather has been appointed by the Chinese Boxing Federation to help bring the country boxing success at next year’s Olympics.
The Minister of Youth and Sports, Solomon Dalung, has predicted a successful outing for Nigerian wrestlers at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Succour has come the way of 11 Nigerian athletes ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo after they were captured in the latest International Olympic Committee scholarship scheme.
Rafael Nadal has revealed that he hoping to take part in the new-look Davis Cup Finals as well as the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.